Ecohacking: Web-based Analytics Driving the Urban Sustainability Transition
One of the most exciting developments in urban sustainability research and policy in recent years has been the emergence of ‘ecohacking.’ Beginning around 5 years ago, we’ve witnessed the emergence of a swathe of innovations applying the latest data science and web technology to drive sustainable behaviors and the uptake of efficient appliances, renewables and other technologies.
This seminar will provide a snapshot of recent work emerging from Australia. Key subjects will include:
Processes and tools for integrating, analyzing and visualizing urban environmental performance data including web-based data platforms and browser-based interactive visualization tools
Analyses and tools for simulating and forecasting the energy and water requirements of buildings, precincts and cities including end use modelling, building and appliance stock modelling and building services modelling
Dr. John McKibbin is a Research Principal (Sustainability Analytics) at the Institute for Sustainable Futures at the University of Technology Sydney / Founder at Ecologic Apps